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Understanding dementia among UK Bangladeshi


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The University of Portsmouth and the University of Worcester are jointly conducting this research study. This qualitative research is a self-funded doctoral level research programme. This research has received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.We would like to invite you to take part. Thank you!

We want to find out a new knowledge and understanding of the attitudes, perceptions, and beliefs of the Bangladeshi community about dementia and increase awareness and understanding of dementia among Bangladeshi communities in the UK.We would like to include people from Bangladeshi or British Bangladeshi background; South Asian or British South Asian backgrounds. We aim to explore the influence of culture, religion and language on your experiences. Taking part in this study is voluntary. If you agree to take part, a member of our research team will meet you for an interview. This interview will be like a relaxed conversation, and will last about an hour.

If you would like to take part, please contact us:
Tell: +44 (0)23 9284 4461

This Project will finish by 2016.

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Understanding dementia among UK Bangladeshi

  1. 1. Understanding dementia among UK Bangladeshi NICE clinical guideline 42 PhD Student: Muhammad Hossain Supervisors: Dr Ann Dewey, Dr Yohai Hakak, Dr Karan Jutlla
  2. 2. Outline of talk • Aims and objectives • Research questions • Background and context • Gap in the literature • Research design • Qualitative synthesis • Semi-structured in-depth interviews • Progress so far • Things still to do
  3. 3. Aims and objectives Part one: • Qualitative research synthesis • Explore South Asian people’s experience • Explore informal and formal carers views Part two: • Explore Bangladeshi people’s experience • Explore the cultural and religious issues
  4. 4. Research questions • What are the understanding of dementia among Bangladeshi people with and without dementia? • Attitudes among families and carers • Barriers to diagnosis • Barriers to communication • Improving practice
  5. 5. Background and context Number of people with dementia in the UK At present 821,884 people By 2025 1 million people By 2051 1,735,087 people • 11, 000 to 15, 000 estimated people with dementia from BME groups • No estimated numbers from South Asian groups • Predicted the numbers will rise quickly
  6. 6. Gap in the literature • More US based studies than UK • A hidden problem for a hidden population • Few UK based studies among South Asian • Generalization • No studies among Bangladeshis
  7. 7. Research design Part one overview: Meta-aggregation: A pragmatic approach • Comprehensive search of the literature • QARI appraisal tool • Gaps in the literature • Lines of action
  8. 8. Research design Part one overview (continued): • Focussed research question using the acronym PICO • Develop Search Strategy • Searching for the Evidence • Selecting Studies • Critically Appraising Studies • Data Extraction • Data Synthesis
  9. 9. Research design (continued) Part two overview: Primary research- Qualitative research • Data collection: Semi-structure interviews • Sampling • Recruitment • Data analysis
  10. 10. Progress so far • Review protocol written • Comprehensive literature search • EPPI-Reviewer 4 database setup • Made contacts with potential collaborators • Presented research poster in several seminars and conferences including ESRC in the UK
  11. 11. Things still to do • Ethics approval • Qualitative interviewing training
  12. 12. If you would like to take part, please contact us: Tel: +44 (0)23 9284 4461 This Project will finish by 2016. Thank you!